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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


The DMAS group at Northeastern University (https://dmas.sites.northeastern.edu/) is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join us. The research focus will be on polymer synthesis and materials development with a sustainability vision. The candidate should have a background in polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, and/or materials characterization. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension depending on regular progress evaluation and continuation of funding.


1. Initiate, execute, and complete research ideas.

2. Prepare research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.

3. Mentor younger researchers.

4. Laboratory management


Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, attention to details, as well as training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis are essential to the successful candidate. Experience in writing proposals and project management experience are pluses. Ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple researchers from different fields. A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or in a closely related field; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.


Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's research experience and interests, a full CV with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact information for one to three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be available starting immediately and will remain open until filled.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity .

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